An Astronomer's Rainbow
high resolution solar spectrum courtesy of Larry Webster and the UCLA 150-ft Solar Tower Telescope on Mt. Wilson.
Leah Hotz is an all around entertainer: singer, dancer & musician. Accomplished at swing, tap & ballet, Leah has also sung in the choir, and has a real talent for the trombone. But she has chosen to concentrate on the cello, with remarkable success. She passed her audition to join the Prelude Strings in the fall of 1999, at the age of 11, and played through the years 2000 & 2001. In the fall of 2001, she passed her second audition for the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO), and has played for PYSO in the 2002 & 2003 concert seasons. In spring 2003, she passed her audition to join the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), one of only 2 accepted out of 40 applicants. Before beginning classes at LACHSA, Leah earned a summer scholarship from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, where she continues to play & study chamber music, having played in 1 quartet and 1 quintet. Her fan club celebrates her rapid rise in the musical firmament!
Aside from her obvious career as a young musician, Leah is also a young scientist. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society since she was 10. She has also worked in an extracurricular program to aid in identifying galaxy cluster members, under the guidance of Barry Madore, Senior Research Associate at the Carnegie observatories.
The Leah Hotz Fan Club follows the meteoric rise of a new musical star, with the pictures linked below. New pictures will be added, as we go through the archives, and as we take new pictures!
A few items of interest to Cellists